A Menagerie of Amazing Animals Waiting to Be Explored
Fresh from the Quarto Publishing Group, A World Full of Animal Stories is a fresh and vibrant re-telling of 50 beloved stories.
From the Big Bad Wolf to the Ugly Ducking, classic animal characters from myths and legends are united in a beautiful, hardback book.
The perfect gift for bookworms and animal enthusiasts everywhere.
About the Book
A World Full of Animal Stories transports readers on a journey around the globe with 50 best-loved animal tales.
Featuring creatures big and small, this beautifully-illustrated collection of classic stories brings together favourite animal-themed fables, myths and legends including The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, Why the Swallow’s Tail is Forked and the story of Ananse and the Python.
These classic tales are brought to life with lively retellings from Angela McAllister and sumptuous illustrations from Romanian-born artist, AITCH. This winning combination of author and illustrator creates a unique book that can be treasured for a lifetime.
About the Author
Angela McAllister is an award-winning author of more than eighty books for children and teens.
Her books have won many awards, including the Red House Book Award for ‘Yuck! That’s Not a Monster!’, the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for ‘My Mum has X-Ray Vision’ and the Hampshire Illustrated Book Award for ‘Winter’s Child’.
Her picture book, ‘Leon and the Place Between’ has been adapted for the stage and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award.
She has collaborated with numerous illustrators including Grahame Baker-Smith, Alex T. Smith, Margaret Chamberlain, Ross Collins, Susie Jenkin-Pearce, Nick Maland and Peter Bailey.
About the Illustrator
A World Full of Animal Stories features beautiful imagery from Nomadic illustrator AITCH.
Originally hailing from Romania, AITCH prefers not to put down roots in any one place; new scenery inspires and invigorates her tactile, folky illustrations and a constant string of exhibitions in cities across the continent pushes her technique further.
Her dreamy characters hide amongst William Morris-esque gardens and bring to mind a bright and bold reincarnation of Victorian melancholy while still retaining a strong sense of her Romanian heritage.
This unique illustrative style works to great effect in A World Full of Animal Stories adding a magical, almost mystical tone to the tales.
Books as Gifts
For fans of traditional books like myself, the use of Kindles and eReaders isn’t something I’m fond of but it has had one fabulous effect for myself at least.
It’s highlighted the importance of special editions of real books and how such books make excellent gifts.
Books like A World Full of Animal Stories make a great gift as they go beyond a regular paperback. The care and attention that’s put into how the book is presented in both imagery and typography give it an extra special touch, elevating it to an item that makes a great addition to any home library.
Find Out More
A World Full of Animal Stories is a hardback book with 128 pages that makes an excellent gift for fans of literature and the natural world. Written by Angela McAllister, the book features full-colour illustrations by Aitch.
For more information on this book and how to stock it please visit the Quarto Publishing Group website.